Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Science Olympiad Wins Regional, Heading to State

The Stevenson Science Olympiad team closed the regular season with solid victories for both the varsity and junior varsity teams at the College of Lake County Regional Competition on Saturday. The varsity team captured first place in 17 of 23 events, and finished with a score of 41 points.

With the win, the varsity advances to the Illinois Science Olympiad state championship at the University of Illinois April 15-17. SHS will be defending its 2015 state championship, and seeking its third title in the past four years.

Senior Rebecca Nelson led the Patriots at the regional by finishing first in all five of her events, while seniors Katia Villevald and Teresa Mao, and junior Katherine Liu were part of four first-place teams. Freshman Maitreyee Malpekar earned three first-place honors in the varsity competition. On the JV side, junior Caroline Fatina, and freshmen Shreya Karpoor, Andrew Ding, Katherine Zeng, Josey Zhang and Rachel Zhang were all part of three first-place teams. Click here to see all students who finished in the top four.

12 Model UN Students Win Awards at UI Conference

Twelve students won awards at the 21st Model United Nations Illinois conference last weekend at the University of Illinois. Best Delegates honors went to juniors Serge Zvenigorodsky and Khalil Khan, and sophomore Adam Katz. Outstanding Delegate awards were given to seniors Natalie Wu and Andrew Jin, sophomore Rebecca Lin and freshman Zuzanna Kubiszewski. Sophomore Jeremy Yu and freshman Anubhav Agarwal received Honorable Mention. Senior Hannah Francis, junior Eddie Kosinsky and sophomore Anita Fang were selected for Verbal Commendations.

SHS Family Seeks Help for Ailing Child

A Stevenson family is asking for the community’s help in raising money to pay for treatments and other costs in connection with a rare disease faced by one of their children. Joshua McFadden, the 11-year-old brother of SHS freshman Lindsey McFadden, was diagnosed in February with DIPG, a virulent form of pediatric brain cancer. He is a fifth-grader at Ivy Hall Elementary School in Buffalo Grove. Ivy Hall is planning a school-wide walk the morning of Friday, April 22 as a show of support for Joshua, and special shirts have been designed for the occasion. You can purchase a T-shirt or sweatshirt at http://teespring.com/JoshuasJam2. Shirts will be sold through April 2. Proceeds will be donated in Joshua’s honor to Defeat DIPG. You also can support the McFadden family through their GoFundMe page. Updates from the family are available at this CaringBridge page.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Winter Sports Awards Night Recap

Several student-athletes were honored at Monday’s Winter Sports Awards Night ceremony in the Sports Center. Click here for a recap of the major award winners.

Two Wrestlers Place at State Frosh-Soph Tourney

Six wrestlers competed at the Illinois Freshman-Sophomore State Tournament last weekend in Springfield, and two of them were place-winners. Freshman Tommy Frezza finished fourth at 106 pounds, while classmate Anand Batbaatar placed seventh at 285. Also competing were sophomores Muzi Sitshela (132), Jake Simon (138), Jon Ramirez (170) and Charles Longsworth (220). The tournament was sponsored by the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association.

Brunson, Villanova Earn No. 2 Seed in NCAA Tournament

Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) and his Villanova University teammates are a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament, which tips off this week. Villanova will face the University of North Carolina-Asheville, a No. 15 seed, in the South Region on Friday. The game is scheduled to be broadcast on truTV at 11:40 a.m. Central Time.

Elzinga, Army Picked for NCAA Women’s Tourney

Alex Elzinga (Class of 2013) and her Army West Point women’s basketball teammates have been selected to play in the NCAA Division I women’s tournament. The Black Knights will face Syracuse in the first-round on Friday. The game will be carried live on ESPN2 at 1:30 p.m. Central Time. Army is a No. 13 seed in the Sioux Falls Region, while Syracuse is No. 4.

Tennis Alum Earns CCIW Player of the Week Honor

Pawel Jaworski (Class of 2013) of Carthage College was named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Men’s Tennis Player of the Week last week. Jaworski was honored being part of wins in singles and doubles against the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on March 4. The junior is Carthage’s first CCIW Player of the Week since last April.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Regular Schedule Wednesday

The regular bell schedule will be in effect on Wednesday, but Thursday and Friday there will be special schedules due to testing. Click here for all the details.

Several Areas Closing Early Today

The ILC will close at 1:30 p.m. today. The Testing Center, meanwhile, will be closing at 3:30. Also, the Weight Room and Cardio Room will be closed after school today.

Informational Meeting for Fashion Show Wednesday

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in volunteering or modeling for the Fashion Show on Wednesday in Room 1612 (the Clothing Lab) from 3:30-4:15. Those interested in modeling, working backstage, doing hair and makeup, hospitality and more should attend. The Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the PAC. Time responsibilities will vary based on roles. Questions? Contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org.

Operation Snowball Registration Ends Wednesday

If you missed the Operation Snowball retreat in December, here’s the second chance you’ve been looking for. The next Operation Snowball retreat is this weekend, Friday through Sunday, at YMCA Camp MacLean in Burlington, Wisconsin. Operation Snowball is a weekend of making new friends, having new experiences, relieving stress, taking healthy risks, understanding yourself and others, communicating with peers and adults, singing, eating, dancing, and having fun. More information and a registration links are online at www.d125.org/students/clubs-and-activities/operation-snowball. You can also find out more information at the Student Activities Office, or by contacting Mr. Mazzuca at pmazzuca@d125.org or in Room 7080, Mr. Hutchins at rhutchins@d125.org or in Room 6028, or Ms. Czaplewski at mczaplewski@d125.org. The registration deadline is Wednesday.

Pick Up Your PSAT Results in Room 2416

Students who took the PSAT exam in October can pick up their results in the West Attendance Office (Room 2416). Students will be required to show their current ID.

Patriot Connections: Life Balance Tips from Your Social Workers

Here is this week’s tip from the social workers: Make an effort this week to spend time with the people you love (pets count, too!).

Sophomores, Juniors Invited to Apply for Peer Helpers

Attention sophomores and juniors: Do you want to help make SHS a safer place? Are you a good leader, compassionate, open-minded and creative? If so, Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Download your application here or pick one up in the Student Activities Office. Apps are due by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. For questions or more information, talk to a Peer Helper in the student lounge during lunch or contact Ms. Polisky or Ms. Schiavone.

Time to Sign Up for Project Dance

It’s time to sign up for the 10th annual Project Dance, which will be held Saturday, April 9 in the Sports Center. If you’re not familiar with Project Dance, this is the school’s annual fundraiser to help two worthy causes: The Riverside Foundation in Lincolnshire, which works with adults who have developmental disabilities, and the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need Fund, which helps families struggling to pay for basics in order to attend school. Click here to register, and for more information.

Receive Graduation Announcements on Tuesday, March 22

Seniors who ordered graduation announcements from Jostens can pick them up during seventh or eighth period Tuesday, March 22 in the Wood Commons by the Student Activities Office.

Odyssey Clay Masks Available in Room 1422

Students who participated in either day of the Clay Mask class during Odyssey can pick up their masks in Room 1422.

INTRAMURALS

A reminder that IM Dodgeball packets are due this week! Juniors are due today, sophomores are due on Wednesday and freshman are due on Thursday. If you have any questions, come see us in Room 3040.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Due to overwhelming response, we cannot accept any more new Career Shadow applications at this time. If you have already filled out an application or sent an email to Mrs. Willock, you will be contacted regarding an appointment. We will resume accepting applications again after Spring Break, so please check back! If you have general career questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Willock. Summer career camps and programs can be found on the Career Exploration web page, and make sure to follow the College and Career Center on Facebook for any upcoming college and career-related events and information!

Applications for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s summer internship for future healthcare professionals are being accepted until Wednesday, April 6. This is only open to juniors and seniors. For more information, please click here.

Interested in a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)? Plan on attending Fermilab’s Career Expo on Wednesday, April 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Batavia. This is a free event and no registration is required. Read more here

COLLEGE NEWS

The Illinois Regional College Fair will be held tonight at the College of Lake County from 6-8 p.m. in the Physical Education Center (Building 7) at the Grayslake campus. There will be 150 college and university representatives at the College Fair, which is open to all high school students and their parents. There also will be two financial aid sessions in Room 706. The CLC campus is located at 19351 W. Washington Street in Grayslake. Park in Lots 2 or 3 on the north side of the campus, closest to the Washington Street and Lancer Lane entrance.  See the CLC website for more information: www.clcillinois.edu/collegenight.

Attention seniors: The Local Scholarship Packet deadline is Thursday. Please turn your completed packet into Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center (Room 1123).

CLUB NEWS

Students Helping Soldiers will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 5044.

 

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Chicago Teachers Union plans employee walkout April 1

Lake Villa District 41 approves four-year contract with teachers

Grayslake Elementary District 46 school to adopt PLC model (+)

Wheeling District 21 drops Blue Cross Blue Shield, will self-insure

Waukegan District 60 rolls out pay-to-ride bus service

Chicago elementary school reopens after high lead levels discovered

Suspicious fire cancels classes at Chicago’s Foreman High

University of Chicago provost moving to new position with school

U.S. to fire Chicago law firm overseeing failed for-profit colleges

Riverton school board approves teacher cuts, blames state

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Senate confirms King as new education secretary

Study questions impact of NYC students’ weight report cards

Harvard Law School dropping shield associated with slavery

Newtown superintendent uses SEL in district’s ongoing recovery

High school removes swastikas from “The Producers” after outcry

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